C’garh DMs allowed to invoke preventive detention under NSA
District Collectors in Naxal-affected Chhattisgarh have been empowered to order preventive detention under the National Security Act to maintain public peace and ward off any possible threat to the security of the state. The directive, issued last week by Home Department, allows the District Magistrates to exercise powers allocated within sub-section-3 of Section-2 of NSA from July 1 to September 30, an official statement said here today. “The state government has directed Collectors in all 27 districts to take necessary action under the provisions of National Security Act, 1980 in order to maintain law and order situation,” the statement said.
The provision says the Centre or the state government may, if satisfied with respect to any person that with a view to preventing him from acting in any manner prejudicial to the security of the state or from acting in any manner prejudicial to the maintenance of public order or from acting in any manner prejudicial to the maintenance of supplies and services essential to the community it is necessary so to do, make an order directing that such person be detained. As per the notification, the government has received reports that some anti-social elements are either active or are on the verge to become active to disturb communal harmony, public order and security. “Keeping in view the same, the government has come to a conclusion that it would be necessary to exercise powers within this Act and hence the Collectors have been authorised with it. If they find anything fishy or suspicious they can take necessary action under it,” the statement added.
MOBILE APP TO GATHER INFO AGAINST NAXALS
For strengthening information network on Naxal front, Chhattisgarh police has launced a special mobile application dedicated for collecting information related with Naxals. The application ‘Chhattisgarh Police’ was launched by Director General of Police AN Upadhyay on Saturday.According to police the 1.8 MB app which is for android platform is available on ‘Google Play store’ and anyone can download it. Any person can share the photographs, audio-visual or voice message regarding any Naxal with police while concealing his/her identity through this app.
The app has been developed with joint effort of anti-naxal wing of the police headquarters and Chhattisgarh Infotech and Biotech Promotion Society (CHiPS). The DGP called on people of Chhattisgarh to provide more and more information to police through this mobile app. This effort of Chhattisgarh police during the digital India week will defiantly help people who are willing to help police without revealing their identity, he added.The launching of app was marked with presence of Additional Director General of Police RK Vij, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Dipanshu Kabra, AIG Anand Chhabra, and Additional Superintendent of Police Neethu Kamal and others.
Suspected Maoist Admits for Helping Rebels by Arranging Transportation
MANANTHAVADY:Rajeesh, who was arrested for suspected pro-Maoist activities in Wayanad, has admitted that he had helped the rebels by arranging transportation facilities and carrying arms and ammunition for them, the police said. As part of collecting evidence, the police took Rajesh to Kunhome on Saturday. According to the police, the arrested, along with Maoists, had visited the forest areas and colonies at Kunhome several times. The police also said that he had helped them transport arms and ammunition.
“He has admitted that he was aware of transportation of arms and ammunitions for the Maoists and that a car owned by him was used for the purpose,” said Mananthavady DySP A R Premkumar. The police stated that Rajeesh’s mobile phone signal was detected from Kunhome on the eve of forest outpost shootout in last December. On Monday, Rajeesh’s lawyer will move a bail plea at Kalpetta court, where he will be produced by Mananthavady police as the days allotted for them to keep him under custody will end on Sunday.
Bihar: Suspected Maoist absconding for 23 years arrested
Patna: In a major catch, a suspected veteran Maoist, who is accused in several cases of violence and absconding since 1992, was arrested from Patna rural district area today. Patna Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Vikas Vaibhav said the arrested Maoist has been identified as Indresh Ram and was nabbed from a place in Paliganj area of Patna district following a special operation. “Indresh has been an important Maoist involved in at least nine cases of murder, attempt to murder, extortion and violation of Arms Act in Paliganj and Masaurhi police station areas. He was absconding for a long time,” the SSP said. Paliganj Sub-divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Mithilesh Kumar said the arrested Maoist was in hiding in the area and his interrogation may provide deep insights into the Left Wing extremism.
Maoist Terrorists kill tribal man during protest week in Odisha
Malkangiri (Odisha), Jul 5 (PTI) A tribal man was killed by Maoists after suspecting him to be a police informer at a remote village here as the rebels are observing ‘protest week’ demanding halt to anti-Naxal operations by security forces, police said today. A group of ultras had stormed into Dhuliput village in Paparmatla area on July 1 night and thrashed Lalit Dora (50) to death after taking him out of his house, said inspector in-charge of Chitrakonda police station, Pitabas Dharua. Though the incident took place four days ago, the information was received today as the village is located in a remote and inaccessible area in the Maoist-affected district, he said.
Hardcore Maoist rebel arrested in Khagaria
A hardcore Maoist rebel was today arrested from Mohanpur-Musahari village under Morkahi police station here today. Police said the Maoist rebel, identified as Dhama Sada, was wanted in several incidents and was arrested during a raid at his hideout. One country-made revolver and a few live cartridges were seized from him. He was forwarded to jail after intensive interrogation.
CPI (ML) Maoist calls two-day bandh in AP, TS
The Andhra and Telangana Provincial Committees of CPI(ML) Maoist has given a call for two-day bandh in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana States on July 6 and 7 demanding withdrawal of paramilitary forces deployed in different parts of the country and release of all political prisoners. In a statement issued on July 1, spokesperson of the provincial committees Yugandhar Dev said deployment of paramilitary forces against people was an anti-national act and against the provisions of the Constitution. Such deployment had devastated the social, economic and cultural life of tribals and dalits, Mr. Dev said.
NIA chargesheet against 2 Naxals
KOLKATA 4 Jul 2015 The National Investigative Agency (NIA) has filed a supplementary chargesheet in a special court here against two Naxals who were allegedly involved in manufacturing of hand grenades and “waging war” against the state. The chargesheeted CPI-Maoist militants are Mohan Viswakarma of Imamganj, Bihar and Arjun Ganjhu of Jharkhand’s Latehar district. STF, Kolkata, had arrested Viswakarma from the city on July 25, 2012 and on the basis of the information provided by him, Arjun Ganjhu was arrested from Ranchi in Jharkhand the next day. A large quantity of unfinished parts of about 800 hand grenades were seized from a transport agency and several workshops in the city. The STF had submitted a chargesheet against the two in January 2013.
“In view of the gravity of the offence, the ministry of home affairs had directed the NIA to take up the further investigation of the case in April, 2013. “The NIA, in its supplementary chargesheet, has charged the two accused persons for offences under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, for conspiracy to commit terrorist act, for being associated with a terrorist organization and for being a member of the same,” an official release said. PTI
Maoist killed by own cadres in Chhattisgarh
One Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) cadre has reportedly been killed by their own cadres in Sukma District on July 3, reports The Pioneer. “Charred body of the cadre, identified as Badru alias Masa, who was a Section Commander of military platoon number-24 of Maoist outfit was recovered from Permpara village forests under Gadiras Police Station limits,”Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP, Anti-Maoist operations), Sukma, Santosh Singh said. According to Singh, the Maoist was killed with sharp edged weapons after holding of Jan Adalat (Peoples’ Court) by rebels on July 3, in the same region and later his body was burnt, Singh said.
After being informed by Badru’s family members, police reached the spot and recovered the remaining body parts from which have been sent it for the post mortem, he added. In a separate incident, three Maoist leaders were reportedly killed by their colleagues in Sukma during the past one week, the ASP said adding, their bodies are yet to be recovered. “Our sources informed that a senior-level cadre from Maoist military wing Hemla Bhagat and his wife Kosi, chief of Dandakaranya Kisan Majdoor Sangathan (DKMS), figured among the rebels reportedly killed by their colleagues early this week,” Singh said. Badru was murdered after being labeled as ‘Police informer’, he said. ‘